Inside Chef Alyssa's Kitchen

Alyssa Gorelick, former executive chef at Fern, brings her skills to South End—and to your house


Alyssa Gorelick's newest venture is called Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen.


“I do miss the hustle  and bustle of the restaurant kitchen, being on the line with other chefs and working under pressure,” says Alyssa Gorelick, former executive chef at Plaza Midwood vegetarian restaurant Fern. “But seeing the reaction of people when they taste the food they’ve made—my recipes—is amazing.” Her new venture, Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, launched in July as a way to build on one of Gorelick’s passions, offers healthful-cooking classes, including dishes made with sustainable, local ingredients.

The classes combine skill level and specialty. A beginner’s class might outline kitchen basics—like chopping versus dicing—while an intermediate class will focus on varied ingredients and cooking styles. Classes also center on cuisine or theme, such as Healthy Southern Classics, Hearty Italian dishes, Vegetarian at Heart, and Party Platters.

Classes are offered at Atherton Market in South End (2104 South Blvd.). Each session costs $55 to $60 depending upon the cost of ingredients, which are provided. To sign up online, visit

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Baku Brings New Flavors to SouthPark

A trendy and traditional take on Japanese cuisine

Uptown Gets Fresh, New Bakery

Bread pudding is a standout at Fourth Ward Bread Co.

Elizabeth Avenue Eats

The blocks between Hawthorne Ave. and Charlottetowne Ave. are poised to become a new foodie favorite

Charlotte's 25 Best Restaurants—2013

From French fare to Southern comfort, inventive to classic, these are Charlotte's best restaurants

We invite your responses and discussion. Please refrain from personal attacks, profanity, commercial promotion, or non sequiturs.

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sign Up for our E-Newsletters

Stay in-the-know on restaurant openings, things to do, and all things Charlotte with our handy newsletters. SIGN UP HERE

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags